ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (March 1, 2023) – The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has hired Moses Chasieh as the Director of the newly launched Salama Hub. Chasieh has previously served as AFSC’s Country Representative for Burundi, where his background in strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation of peacebuilding and development programs played a key role in building a strong and efficient team and positioning AFSC as a respected peacebuilding organization in the region.
“The Salama Hub presents an opportunity to change the narrative in the Horn of Africa despite its challenges, with a strong and agile program that can lead innovative research and evidence-based advocacy for the region,” says Moses Chasieh. “Co-creating research and advocacy with all stakeholders in civil society is the only way to maintain or truly achieve progress.”
The Salama Hub was launched on November 18, 2022, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with an aim to convene civil society leaders, regional economic communities, think tanks, academics, private sector, and religious organizations from across the Horn of Africa to identify regional needs and priorities. It will share expertise with national and international policymakers around the world, including the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, and the United Nations. The Hub has published a report titled The Horn of Africa: How Civil Society Can Help Build a More Stable, Peaceful Future.
The Salama Hub will benefit greatly from Moses’s 24 years of experience in peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance, and conflict prevention. Prior to working at AFSC, he served two United Nations Missions in Burundi (a Peacebuilding Mission and a Special Political Affairs Mission) which gave him the opportunity to lead strategy development and coordinate UN-wide joint programming. In his extensive career, he has served in different capacities in organizations including AIDS Control Program, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, and Farmers House Cameroon.
For more information about the Salama Hub, visit https://afsc.org/programs/salama-hub
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